Territory’s $1.2b charity sector

2302-NGOs-tableBy ERWIN CHLANDA

 

Northern Territory charities received more than $1.2 billion in income according to a new report from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

 

It found that the NT’s charities employ over 12,600 people, and around 11,200 Territorians volunteer, “evidence of the immense contribution of NT charities,” according to ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe.

 

“Charities from the Northern Territory are not only economically significant, but also contribute greatly to the community,” she says.

 

“The largest type of charity by income in the Northern Territory is education and research.

 

“However, the most common types of charity in the Northern Territory are those that provide development and housing services, which represent 23% of the territory’s charities. This differs to the rest of Australia, where religious charities are the most common.

 

p2245-Finke-2015-11“In the Northern Territory religious charities only represent 18% of charities, compared to 30% across Australia.”

 

The leading light in volunteering is the Finke Desert Race, a national motor sports event run by 400 volunteers and just one paid employee.

 

TABLE produced by the Alice Springs News Online.

 

 

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